Monday, January 1, 2018

Felt Easter Projects - Eggs and Bunnies

Felt Easter Projects - Eggs and Bunnies - FREE Patterns and Tutorials 

 
                            Dark Pink Felt Egg no beads

                   Light Pink Felt Egg with buttons and beads




                                          Pink Felt Bunny

I saw some cute eggs and Bunnies at Pinterest and decided to make my own pattern for the egg.  I just drew a freehand drawing of an egg shape for the eggs. 
The Bunnies were two different patterns that I used.

Pattern One

Pattern Two


Felt Eggs

​I drew a few egg shapes and then pinned the cut out eggs on the felt that I wanted to use.


                           White felt buttons and beads 

 I cut two eggs for each finished egg. I attached the ribbon and lace on first. Then I embroidered each egg front with Embroidery floss. I used from two to six strands for each stitch.  I sewed on the buttons and beads lastly. 
White felt egg with buttons and beads

                           White felt egg no buttons and beads

After each egg front is completed I stitched each of the front and back of the egg together except the top two inches. Then I added a small amount of Poly Fill to each egg. Then I finished sewing up the egg. I added a loop of Embroider floss at the top so one could hang the egg. 
Some of the eggs I made with out beads or buttons to mail.  I could just use a regular envelope for mailing the eggs with out beads or buttons.  The eggs with the buttons and beads are cuter I think, but require a padded envelope.  


Tree

You can make a "tree" to hang the eggs and bunnies and add some of the mini lights on the tree. The mini lights have a battery. We did this for several holidays and as gifts. Here is one that we made for a friend with chocolate candy hearts hanging with glued on ribbon. 
My daughter used a branch from a tree that was about two feet tall. Placed in a large two quart size bucket from the dollar store. You can alternately use a 46 ounce can. You can decorate the bucket or not. For Christmas we used a piece of cloth tied with a ribbon. Fill the can with glass rocks from the dollar store. They look like flat marbles.  Fill to enough to hold the tree branch in place about 6 inches. You can then decorate your "tree" with each Holiday design. 

Here is the Tree we made for Valentines Day.

Bucket is finished with some pink tissue paper on top of the glass rocks decorated for Valentines day. 
Here is a link to a great tutorial to make a branch tree for Easter:
Branch Tree Tutorial

I made about 24 eggs. I have a lot of people I make gifts for so I need to make a lot of eggs!

Bunnies

I cut out several paper bunnies and laid the patterns on the felt of the colors I wanted to use.


​Decorate bunnies

​For each bunny I added a pom pom for the tail of the profile bunny. 
Sew two bunnies together except for two inches at the flat side near the tail.  Stuff with poly fill. Sew on pom pom.  If you do not have pom poms cut a circle and add it to the back before you sew the bunny closed.  With embroidery floss sew a few whiskers, eye and a nose. 

Bunny with white felt tail

For the full face bunny

I cut out the bunny pattern and then pinned the patterns to the felt. Cutting two for each bunny you want to make.


I made feet for some of the bunnies out of an oval shape two for each bunny.

Pin feet on the front of each bunny, white felt pinned for the tails when I ran out of pom poms



       Placement of feet for each embroidered bunny

Embroider eyes, nose and whiskers on the front of each bunny. Then add the feet.
Embroidered feet on the bunny front
Add a pom pom on the back for the tail

Sew shut as you did for the other bunny and stuff with poly fill. Sew remaining two inches closed.


Using cloth material for bunnies



Back of bunny to show the pom pom placement

The following year I did not have any colors of felt to make bunnies so I just used some material I had from other sewing projects.
I did the same as above for each bunny as for sewing and stuffing. Using two pieces of material I sewed the material with right sides together.  Then I turned it right side out. Then you can stuff as before and sew the last two inches together.
I used puffy paint to draw the eyes, nose, mouth and whiskers. I attached the pom pom on the backs of the bunnies.

More bunnies, a basket and an egg




I used white felt for the tails on these two bunnies as I ran out of pom poms. Add white felt before you sew the bunny closed.


Happy Spring!